To all of you out there with the name, to Ms. Bullock and to little orphan Annie’s cute pooch, we apologize, but Sandy is a cold-hearted bitch. The wicked witch of weather swooped in this Halloween week and cast her evil spell on the east leaving unfathomable damage both physically and emotionally in her path. We were fairly lucky being in uptown NYC and did not get the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, for which we are enormously grateful. For others not faring so well we put together a list of ways we can all help. As a yoga community, we also invite you to share your Hurricane Sandy story which may help your own personal recovery or affect another in theirs more than you may know.
Despite Sandy, there is yoga news!
Here’s What Happened This Week In Yoga:
Read this FIRST. “Tragedy, disaster, our deepest challenges, leave us feeling strangely present. ” Wise words for the present by Jillian Pransky: Lessons of Impermanence: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
Stories of sorrow and heroism surround tragic events like hurricane sandy. Unfortunately, stories of idiocy do as well. Major Yoga Studio and High-End Fitness Chain Defy Advisories, Stay Open During Hurricane Sandy
By the way, Halloween happened! We hope you were able to enjoy it in your own way. Perhaps with a Happy Halloween Bikram-o’-Lantern?
Speaking of spooks…EXTENSION! You have until Sunday to enter in the Annual YogaDork Halloween Costume Photo Contest
Speaking of…Anusara rises. Where is John Friend? What’s different? What’s the same? Meet the New Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, Sans John Friend, What’s Different? What’s the Same?
And now for something amazing. Look closely! How Many Yogis Does It Take to Make a Human Motorcycle?
And you thought Biker Yoga was just for the arts. Motorcycle Yoga: Guinness World Record for Most Yoga Poses, BikerYoga Goddesses [videos, photos]
These folks are ready for their Reality TV moment! Meet the Home Schooled Yoga Partridge Family on the Prairie
Always in controversy, parents in Encinitas, CA fear yoga indoctrination in school. Encinitas! Parents Threaten to Sue Over Free Yoga in School
We’ll leave you with one more stand-up controversy, the yoga boner. No, really, they went there, and it’s pretty funny. Oh Yes They Did: ‘Yoga Boner’ Music Video by Jelly Donut Feat. Daveed Diggs
“That nothing is static or fixed, that all is fleeting and impermanent, is the first mark of existence. It is the ordinary state of affairs. Everything is in process. Everything—every tree, every blade of grass, all the animals, insects, human beings, buildings, the animate and the inanimate—is always changing, moment to moment.” – Pema Chodron
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